Sunday, 10 January 2016

American Civil War in 54mm

A while ago I was having a coffee with Gav from Ogilvie VC . Some how, somewhere along the way I was conned by this gentleman, into painting some 54mm figures.

" I'll give you the figures" he said.

"Just have to paint a few for a game" he said.

Knowing that I should walk away from this somehow didn't help. Before I knew it I was walking out with a few dozen figures in a box!

Over the next week or two the number of troops required for a game grew to 20 odd!

 I found an old Britains cannon that I had owned for many years. No crew though!
 Modified one figure and painted up an officer to man the gun. I also made a few changes and additions to the gun.
 I think these figures are all a mixture of A Call To Arms, Accurate and Armies in Plastic.
 Gav has bought some rules so now we just have to wait for him to read the rules and tell me what to do!

The figures turned out rather better than I thought they would.

Roll on our first game.

 

23 comments:

  1. Wowsers... they look superb!

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  2. Dynamic and beautiful figures Rodger!

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  3. What a fantastic job.
    Great looking figures.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  4. They look great, Rodger! These are classic - looking forward to seeing them gamed.

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  5. Oh my goodness, I love these Rodger.

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  6. Nice work Rodger. Makes one all 'old school' nostalgic!

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  7. Great work Rodger! Nice to see some larger scale minis!

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  8. Your blog is a dangerous place to visit... Too inspiring, I might add another mountain to Lead & Plastic Range!! :D Congratulations on a fine work, awesome minis! Cheers!

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  9. Beautiful work on the big feckers!

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  10. 54mm is a lot of fun. I have both ACW and AWI in 54mm. There's a company called All The King's Men that sells 54mm. They also have their own set of rules that are pretty fun to play.
    www.allthekingsmentoysoldiers.com

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  11. You were a pushover, all I had to do was show you the figs and you were hooked. Must start reading those rules.

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  12. They look great Rodger. The game will be something to see.
    (Hopefully this is not a duplicate comment, but I think my previous did not go)

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  13. Hi
    Gorgeous to look at
    Absolutely a good job, and very known skills

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  14. Hi
    Gorgeous to look at
    Absolutely a good job, and very known skills

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  15. Those are very cool Rodger.
    I'm pretty sure I have a bunch of ACW 54mm stashed away in a old trunk, includes Timpo, Britains & others. I spent many happy times playing with them with my son when he was a wee small lad - great times building fortifications out of coloured blocks and lining up the "Blues & Greys".

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